Wherein the fire is the blistering Chicagoland sun. 😉
I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with J.A. over at ObsoleteGamer about my music, and I mostly appeared intelligent! You can check it out here:
In addition, I had the opportunity to offer some more nuanced takes on my work on Fossil Echo over at Realm of Gaming:
On this date, February 24th, 1986, a momentous event occurred. I was born.
Since that luminous moment 30 years ago today, I have attempted with all my power to bring art, knowledge, and light to all humanity, but instead just written written music for video games and absurd films.
To that end, and in celebration of my big day, I’ve teamed up with the chaps over at Loudr.fm to offer my complete solo discography (so far) for the paltry price of $1.00 an album. Yes, that’s $1 each for the commanding score for Artemis: The Spaceship Bridge Simulator, the whimsical Bunny Overload, the sinister and madcap Werewolf in a Girl’s Sorority, the epic RODINA, and the magical Almightree: The Last Dreamer.
This being my 30th birthday, the sale runs for 3 days, so please, tell your friends and spread the word!
All of my music (including some collaborations with other fantastic artists) can be found here:
Thank you all, and I hope you all have a wonderful day!
(Yes, I know it’s not quite as classy when you serenade yourself, but the Hoseaphone needs no excuse to visit it’s dulcet tones upon us.)
As some you may know, it’s my birthday today, so I’ve worked with my musical friends over at Loudr to arrange a little birthday sale. From today at noon (12pm CST) until tomorrow at noon, all my music is only $1; grab an album or two, sit back, and enjoy!
(Psst… Feel free to share it with your friends, too!)
In addition, a new album, my score for the iOS and Android game, “Almightree: The Last Dreamer” has just been released, and will join the $1 sale!
I’m particularly proud of how this one came out; the world and art let me play with such neat sounds to create, I hope, a unique sonic palette as full of danger and mystery as the game’s world.
You can find this score for the spiffy action puzzler here:
And you can grab the game here:
Exciting news: RODINA (by Elliptic Games) is now OUT! You can try the free demo and buy it HERE!!!
On my end of things, I’ve been hard at work putting the final touches on the soundtrack release for this space epic, and I’ve begun documenting some of my thoughts in a multi-part “Behind the Music” audio program. The first part, dealing with Rodina’s themes, exploration, and combat music is below.
Here’s a link, in case that doesn’t work properly for you: https://soundcloud.com/john-robert-matz/rodina-behind-the-music-i
Expect future installments to deal with the themes and cues for each of Rodina’s unique planets.
Finally, the headline news (for me, at least!) is that the SOUNDTRACK IS RELEASED!
Containing over an hour of orchestral and electronic music, It’s priced at only $5 and is available through my friends at Loudr.fm. This is probably my most involved score yet released, and I’m immensely proud of it.
Please check it out, and share it with any friends, family, neighborhood robots, etc. that might be interested.
I hope you all have as much fun listening to it, as I did writing it.